13 February, 2019 | 3 min read

New partnership will help meet increased demand for elder care in Sacramento region

"A new partnership model will provide more reliable, high-quality care with greater transparency to the region’s rapidly aging residents," said Nita Sommers, president of Honor Care Network, a new partner of Eskaton.

caregiverHonor recently announced that two of the leading home care agencies in Greater Sacramento— Live Well at Home by Eskaton and Indecare —have joined the Honor Care Network, a growing partnership of home care agencies dedicated to improving the quality standards of home care. Live Well at Home is the non-medical home care division of Eskaton, a premier nonprofit provider of aging services throughout Northern California for more than 50 years. Live Well at Home, one of the most respected senior care experts in the Greater Sacramento area, is known for its innovative approach to in-home care as well as its ability to provide a full spectrum of care throughout every stage of aging.

Indecare was co-founded by Alan and Karen Fisher, who have deep roots in the Sacramento community where they have lived for over 25 years. The Fishers, both graduates of the University of California at Davis, started Indecare 12 years ago after a personal experience managing care at home for a family member. Indecare has built and exceptional reputation as an agency that provides high-touch care, personalized to meet the unique needs of each family.

“In-home care for the elderly is in high demand and will continue to be a primary choice for older Sacramento area residents who want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible,” said Tom Bollum, executive director of Live Well at Home. “In order to continue to provide quality care for the growing number of seniors in our community, we recognized the added value of being a part of the Honor Care Network and our combined ability to make a real difference in supporting home care demand in the Greater Sacramento area and beyond.”

Every day, 10,000 people turn 65 in the U.S. as baby boomers reach retirement age. California Department of Finance forecasts show a 180 percent increase in Sacramento County’s older population by 2060. It is estimated that California will need 250,000 more personal caregivers in the next eight years—more than half the current population of Sacramento.

While both Live Well at Home and Indecare will remain independent businesses, by joining the Honor Care Network both home care agencies gain access to more caregivers, new technology, and a complete support operations solution. Honor handles all caregiver recruiting, wage and hour, and industry compliance for its partners. The technology platform helps home care agencies schedule care more easily and have greater visibility into care. By reducing the day-to-day back office challenges of running an agency, agencies can focus on growing their business, supporting their clients, and delivering the best care experience.

“We started our business because we wanted to give back to our local community, with a special focus on helping the elderly remain in their homes for as long as possible,” said Alan Fisher, president of Indecare. “In order to continue to support this mission amid the ever-growing need to help more seniors in our community, we knew we needed to embrace innovation, and seek out a collaborative partnership with the Honor Care Network that would allow us to grow and serve more families.”

“We’re proud to have two of the most successful and innovative home care leaders in Sacramento County join the Honor Care Network,” said Nita Sommers, president of Honor. “Together we’re creating a national network of local home care agencies committed to delivering more transparent, quality care to enable what we know older adults value most—independent living.”


About Honor

Honor, a San Francisco-based home care company, is the founder of the Honor Care Network, a pioneering national network of home care providers. Honor is the first company ever to bring scalable workforce management and technology expertise together with the high-touch, personalized care of local homegrown care agencies. Working with Care Network Partners, Honor helps older adults live safely and comfortably in their own homes by enabling reliable, transparent, high-quality care. Founded in 2014, Honor is now one of the fastest-growing, non-medical home care companies in the U.S., currently providing care to families in California, Texas, and New Mexico.